University of Waikato New Zealand, Fully Funded PhD


Deadline: 30 June 2022 Providers: University of Waikato
Funding Types: Fully Funded Scholarships Study in: New Zealand
Subjects: Subjects offered by the University Study Level: PhD, Postgraduate

About the Scholarship

The University of Waikato is looking for applicants who want to research invasive species in New Zealand’s primary producing and conservation estates. They can apply for the MBIE Biocontrol PhD Scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023.

This University of Waikato PhD Scholarship at the Invasomics laboratory at the School of Science is open to both domestic and international applicants. Applicants with expertise in population genomics and bioinformatics will be given serious consideration. Candidates that are chosen will receive special benefits.

The University of Waikato is a Hamilton-based comprehensive university. It is ranked 375th out of 1000 universities for its purpose to integrate the creation of knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative works with the transmission of information through teaching, publication, and performance.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The PhD candidates selected by the University of Waikato will be offered this University of Waikato PhD Scholarship with exclusive benefits.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: All international and New Zealander applicants are eligible for this University of Waikato PhD Scholarship.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD study programme at the Invasomics laboratory at the School of Science, University of Waikato, can be applied for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants should be eligible to enroll at the University of Waikato.
  • The applicants must be enrolled in a full-time programme


  • How to Apply: The students must log in to the university portal to apply. Applicants must contact Dr. Ang McGaughran by mail at [email protected] for the application procedure for the Ph.D. position.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • CV
  • Contact details of 2 referees
  • Interest statement for the position
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have a bachelors degree from the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and previously completed study at an advanced level in the subject to be taken
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 6.5
  • C1/C2 – 176
  • TOEFL IBT – 90
  • MELAB – 85
  • PTE – 58